Year 5 had a bonza week exploring all things Australian. We started the week with our very own bush tucker trial, where vegemite was on the menu. Take a look at Year 5’s faces and see if you can guess how they felt about the popular Aussie spread! We then followed that with a children’s party favourite, Fairybread.
In Geography, we used atlases to locate the country and discover its states. We also looked at the official and Aboriginal flags, finding what they are made up of and the meanings behind them. In history, we made connections between Britain’s and Australia’s past by looking at primary resources of transportation. The children were amazed to find out how young some of the convicts were.
In art, we took inspiration from the Aborigines and made paintings of bush wildlife using a dotted technique.
Year 5 loved making lamingtons, a cake coated in chocolate and coconut. They proved a far greater hit than the vegemite!
We also learnt about Australian music. We discovered the meaning of Waltzing Matilda, a well-known bush ballad. With a clear understanding of the lyrics, Year 5 sang beautifully and with amazing enthusiasm.
I have been really impressed with the children’s home learning this week. The posters, models and power points showed the children’s enthusiasm for learning. Well done children!
One World Week has been a fantastic end to our half term. It has been wonderful teaching the children again and it was lovely to see so many of you at our celebration morning. I wish you all a wonderful half term break.
As per the school newsletter, there is no formal home learning over the half term break. Some activities have been provided on mathletics and spag.com, should you wish you child to complete them. Passwords have been sent home again if you not have a copy at home.
Spelling have been given, these will be tested on the first Friday back:
Probably, promise, purpose, quarter, question, recent, regular, reign, remember, sentence, separate, special, straight, strange and strength.